State Testing

CAASPP: California Assessment of Student Progress & Performance

  • Grades 5, 8, & 10-12
  • Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards
  • Computer Based Test
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
  • Grades 3 – 8 & 11
  • Aligned to new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Computer Adaptive Test with a wider range of questions
  • Scores released in the beginning of 2019-2020 school year

ELPAC: English Language Proficiency Assessment for California

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is California’s assessment system that is used to determine the English language proficiency of students whose primary language is not English. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and assesses four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The Initial ELPAC is used to identify students as being either an English learner or fluent in English. It is administered only once during a student’s time in the California public school system, based on the results of the home language survey. The locally scored Initial ELPAC is the official score.

Students in kindergarten through grade twelve who are classified as English learners will take the Summative ELPAC every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English. Students are tested on their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Your child’s voice will be recorded as part of the Speaking test. A small percentage of student responses will be used to validate the accuracy of scoring and will not be used for identification. All recorded responses will be destroyed after the scores are validated. Please view NP3’s Summative ELPAC Parent Letter here: NP3 Summative Assessment ELPAC Letter